Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

But the full moon is working against sky-watchers this time

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 15, 2013 4:37 PM CST

(Newser) – The annual Leonid meteor shower arrives this weekend, so prepare to be ... not quite dazzled. As it happens, the full moon also arrives this weekend, which is going to cut down on the number of streaks you see, reports USA Today. The Leonids' peak comes in the predawn hours of Sunday, but both Universe Today and Earth & Sky suggest taking a gander up after midnight tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night. It may not be a light show for the ages, but you've got a decent chance of seeing at least a modest version.

This file photo provided by Wally Pacholka of AstroPics.com is of the Geminid meteor shower.
This file photo provided by Wally Pacholka of AstroPics.com is of the Geminid meteor shower.   (AP Photo/AstroPics.com, Wally Pacholka)
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